Red Tiger Eye, also called Dragons eye, is a stimulating stone that holds the same properties as tigers eye. It's a powerful protection stone, that has been used for centuries in battle and to ward off the evil eye. It promotes confidence, enthusiasm and courage, inspiring inner determination and will power. It has a grounding energy connecting us to Mother Earth and the energy of the sun. It ignites passion and helps remove any creative blockages.
It is a good stone to have on you if you tend to procrastinate, giving you the energy and will power to get things done.
The use of Tiger eye dates back thousands of years, when it was carved into amulets and talismans worn by ancient Roman soldiers for strength, courage and protection in battle. The tiger eye "flash" was believed to be distracting to the opponent, making it more difficult for them to be seen well enough to make an accurate shot giving it an air of protection. The ancient Egyptians used Tiger’s Eye to transmit the power of the Sun God Ra, to create material success and abundance.
Tigers eye is a member of the quartz family with a golden sheen. Its silky lustre forms when fibres of the mineral crocidolite are replaced by silica. Red tigers eye occurs when tigers eye is exposed to even more metamorphic activity converting the iron oxide into red hematite. Although it can occur naturally, it is very rare so majority of the red tigers eye on the market has been heat treated in laboratories to give the stone its reddish colouring.